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As a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Environmental Economics at the IUSF, I examine how payments for environmental services can be applied to promote environmentally-friendly practices on agricultural lands.
I am particularly interested in fostering collaborative approaches for agri-environmental management to enable environmental outcomes (e.g., biodiversity increases) on a landscape-scale.
Against this objective, I investigate innovative, collaborative farmer groups and develop financial incentives for group participation that promote collaborative efforts for environmental conservation by multiple farmers.
On a methodological level, I apply economic experiments, quantitative data analysis methods, and participatory formats.
- Agricultural transformation
- Payments for Ecosystem Services
- Agri-environmental policy (CAP)
- Participatory Natural Resource Management
- Social-ecological-system dynamics
- Experimental economics (lab-in-the-field experiments)
- Quantitative data analysis for causal inference (e.g. structural equation modelling)
- Participatory approaches
Current Research Projects
FRAMEwork - Farmer clusters for Realising Agrobiodiversity Management across Ecosystems
Within the Horizon 2020 Project of the European Union FRAMEwork: Farmer clusters for Realising Agrobiodiversity Management across Ecosystems" we (S. Engel, F. Thomas, L. Kuhfuss, M. Fritschle and T. Rellensmann ) investigate the effects of incentives to promote biodiversity-sensitive agriculture.
Technical and policy reports
Fritschle, Moritz Peter, Thomas, Fabian, Engel, Stefanie, Rellensmann, Thomas & Kuhfuss, Laure. (2022). D6.3 Report on current and potential private incentives. Zenodo. More.
Rellensmann, Thomas, Engel, Stefanie, Thomas, Fabian, & Fritschle, Moritz. (2022). D6.4 Review of existing public incentive schemes plus design options. Zenodo. More.